While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

When I was younger I didn’t take skincare seriously at all. I can’t even tell you how many times I went out dancing with my girlfriends, got home and instantly just crawled into bed with a face full of makeup. Now that I have entered my 30’s, I’m definitely more aware of what my skin needs to stay looking and feeling fresh and healthy.

I’ve been a Neutrogena gal for as long as I can remember and they are a big part of my ‘Getting #UnReady‘ nighttime routine.

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I always start my night routine by throwing my hair in a messy top knot and putting on a hair band.

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Step 1: I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to remove surface impurities that ordinary cleansers may not throughly remove such as oil and makeup. These wipes are LIFE! I make sure I have a package in my nightstand drawer as well as in my bathroom. They are quick and super easy to use, don’t require water or any rinsing after use and even remove my waterproof mascara. Best of all, they remove 99.3% of dirt and oil that can cause breakouts and clog pores.

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Step 2: I use the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub to clean deep into my pores. Oil and dirt trapped in pores can make your skin look dull and also leads to breakouts but this scrub removes the micro toxins so that your skin can glow from within. It’s also oil-free which is really important for us oily skinned girls.

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This double cleansing method using my Neutrogena products is the best way for me to get #unready every night because it gives my skin the most complete clean and that’s a great feeling!

How do you get #UnReady?

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

As a first time mom, it took me some time to find a balance between mom life and me time. This was especially true when it came time to feeding my son. Prior to his birth I already knew I wanted to breastfeed and hoped to do so for at least the first 3 months. Breastfeeding was this totally new concept for me and I was a little overwhelmed when I started to think about running errands between nursing him.

After a few weeks of us being settled at home, I decided I wanted to exclusively pump. I knew this would be more time consuming but it was important to me that I continue providing breast milk for my son. I was little nervous about bottle feeding as I have heard many babies have nipple confusion and will refuse to bottle feed or even start refusing the breast. This is when I was introduced to Munchkin’s LATCH line. Designed to ease the transition from breast to bottle—and back again, the LATCH bottle features a patented nipple that enables the baby’s palate to stretch back and forth, and attain a proper latch. When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom’s nipple. The LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base.

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In addition to the bottle, the LATCH line also includes nursing pads (5X thinner and 3X more absorbent than the average nursing pad), a LATCH bottle brush, sterilizer bags (Which I love! Just toss one in your bag for easy on-the-go bottle cleanings) and a pump brush (the only brush on the market designed for a breast pump).

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The LATCH line really gives me freedom to not only get things done around my home but also to take some time out for myself, which is so important when you are a parent. I love that I have peace of mind that my husband and family can also help during my son’s feedings. Motherhood is stressful and sometimes you just a need time out to go outside and read a book or relax. I do yoga to destress as well and the LATCH miracle nursing pads keep me dry during class but are super discreet since they are so thin.

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How do you find balance as a mom? Leave your tips below.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions and text are all mine.

While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

Since my husband and I decided not to find out the sex of our baby ahead of time, we went with a very neutral palette and Chevron design when putting together the baby’s nursery at first. Baby Victor is now almost 9 months old and we decided it was time to upgrade his decor.

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I still have another corner to finish and I have to arrange his book shelf but overall I’m really happy with how it’s coming along. Thankfully, we were able to just move around a lot of pieces we already had and just incorporated a new rug, bedding, curtains and some wall decals.

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This is one of my favorite areas in his room. I love corner shelving since we get to display so many different things and how can I forget about his STEP diaper pail from Munchkin. I love how sleek and contemporary the design is. It flows so naturally with the rest of the room decor instead of being an eye sore. Most of all I love how it keeps his room smelling fresh. YES—you read that right! To lock-in the stink, the STEP diaper pail relies on the odor-busting duo of lavender-scented Arm & Hammer baking soda and Munchkin’s patented self-sealing technology which seals in odors as the lid closes. It’s definitely a registry-worthy item that seamlessly integrates into any nursery decor.

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I got a lot of my decor inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy as well as just browsing the children’s aisle in Target and Homegoods. Those two stores are my go to when redecorating my home.

So what do you think about his new room decor? If you have any fun ideas of what I can add, leave a comment below because I love hearing other people’s inspirations.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions and text are all mine.

If you are an Urban Decay lipstick lover like I am, you probably noticed that the Revolution lippies have been 50% off! I really wasn’t sure why they were discontinuing them but then they announced their NEW collection – VICE! This collection includes 100 shades, some which are just carrying over from the Revolution line as well as some brand new ones.

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I’m a sucker for good packaging and I love the gunmetal case with gold accent AND the shade matching label on the bottom of the lipstick. I’m a lipstick hoarder so this makes it easy for me to grab a shade on the go without having to open every single one.

This collection includes 6 different finishes – Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer. The range of shades includes everything from neutrals to sexy reds to darks and everything in-between.

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I was able to get my hands on 3 of the cream shades from their NYC launch party.

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While I still need to test out the other formulas, the creamy is ULTRA creamy and glides on like butter. I appreciate a lipstick that feels like it’s moisturizing my lips rather than drying them out. Urban Decay products always pack a punch and the pigmentation of these are A+!

Retailing for $17 (a tad bit lower than the previous Revolution lippies) the VICE collection goes on sale June 5th and will be available at UrbanDecay.com, Sephora and Ulta.

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own.

With summer right around the corner, I’m looking for ways to upgrade my beauty routine. When you think beauty routine you instantly think of makeup but what about the most important part of this routine? Deodorant! I don’t know about you but I would never leave the house without applying some, especially in the summer months.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant is MY summer essential beauty upgrade.

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I love a product that can do double duty and Dove Advanced Care Deodorant not only gives you 48 hour odor and wetness protection but it also gives you softer and smoother under arms after every shave. You can find 15 different scents that will keep you fresh all summer long at your local Walmart.

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Dove is the #1 brand recommended by dermatologists so it’s a brand I trust.

Will you be doing an #EssentialUpgrade this summer to your beauty routine with Dove Advanced Care Deodorant?